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The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
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Feb 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi

An ingenious, delightfully schlocky good time, The First Men In The Moon is a fantastic blend of beautiful writing, hopelessly outdated science, and Army of Darkness-syle violence. Definitely not to be taken too seriously, but H.G. Wells' eloquent, purposeful writing completely elevates the material out of Mystery Science Theater territory. The last few chapters have little to do with the plot, and I found them to be rather boring; but, other than that, the book flat-out rocks. The image of the main character battling the insect-like moon people in low gravity with his golden crowbar will probably stick with me until my retirement-home days.
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